September 10, 2014
For those of you who want to be digging deeper: here is a piece on the Abomination of Desolation. I like the way the author unpacks the passage.
How can we help new people in church? What People Who Are New to Your Church Want You to Know answers this question.
David Murray weighs in on How to Criticize a Preacher. I’m asking for it, I know.
“Male violence against women is a real problem in our culture, one the church must address …” So Russell Moore begins his fairly short piece encouraging the church to address the issue of violence against women.
Here are a couple of interesting sports links. First, The Simple Technology That Accidentally Ruined Baseball discusses what has happened to professional baseball over the past ten years. Interesting. Finally, Kevin DeYoung discusses Three Questions to Help Diagnose Possible Football Idolatry.
July 22, 2014
Mark Altrogge relates six critical truths about anger. Here is the first one: “Anger is not caused by other people or our circumstances. It comes out of our own hearts.”
How might we encourage a fellow saint struggling with sin. David Murray gives some direction.
Convert, pay tax, or die, Islamic State warns Christians describes the tragic situation in northern Iraq. Ten years ago there were 100,000 believers in Mosul. Today there are 200.
This is cool:
December 31, 2013
Buckle up and read what Camille Paglia has to say. She is provocative to say the least. For example she says: “If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.” Yep, she isn’t popular with some of the high-tower feminists. She also says the idea that gay people are born that way is the “biggest canard.” Interesting reading.
November 4, 2013
Ever wondered about that verse in 1Peter 3 where Sarah called Abraham lord? Greek scholar Bill Mounce explains what exactly is going on.
Russell Moore writes about what he’s learned about women and power from his wife.
Finally, here is a humorous take on what women really want:
October 29, 2013
In a grace focused environment it is important to remember that we best help our children understand grace in light of the law. John Piper encourages parents to require obedience of their children.
Last week I posted a link to Tim Challies detailing 18 things he will not regret doing with his children. This week he highlights 18 things he will not regret doing with his wife. Good encouragement.
Here is an interesting piece by Halee Gray Scott, critiquing the way women’s ministry is typically run in evangelicalism. From my inexperienced position, it seems that what she says is important.
Do you ever read the Old Testament and wonder how to apply it? Eric Ortlund offers some helpful tips in his piece, A Very Brief Guide to Reading the Old Testament Devotionally.
Finally, “Christ-Centered Preaching and Teaching” is free in several formats.
June 27, 2013
May 25, 2013
Tim Keller touches on some faults that we often deal with in the lives of others. I think this might be helpful. I’m good at picking out the faults of others; I’m not so good at discerning my own.
These “small faults” mean that large swaths of the Christian population have little influence on others for Christ. While our faults always seem small to us due to the natural self-justification of the heart, you can be sure they don’t look so small to others.
Eric Raymond uses First Peter to discuss what God sees as valuable in a woman.
This is too funny: